Two Coronavirus datasets built and maintained by this website clearly show progress in the fight against the disease in Wealden.
On Monday (June 29), our weekly report of lab-confirmed cases in the district recorded NO increase since we had last reported on June 21.
It was the first zero figure since we began compiling the data.
Today (July 1), our dataset which tracks deaths on a weekly basis shows the Wealden total has risen by three in the last seven days.
It is worth noting that deaths inevitably reflect people who became infected two, three or more weeks ago.
The three deaths in the last seven days represent 8.8 per cent of the total deaths from ALL causes in Wealden in the last week.
Of those three deaths, two were in care homes and one in hospital.
The peak seven days for Coronavirus deaths in Wealden was week-ending April 24 when 21 people died – nearly 37 per cent of all deaths in that time-span.
Eleven of those deaths were in care homes, nine in hospital and one in an hospice.
For the whole of 2020, there have been 998 deaths from all causes in Wealden with 110 deaths attributed to Covid-19.
The first Coronavirus death was in week-ending March 20.
Since that first case there have been 571 deaths from all causes – meaning nearly 1 in 5 deaths have been attributed to Covid-19.
The chart below shows where those deaths took place.
Data for coronavirus deaths in Uckfield has not been updated since our last report on June 17. See here for details.
The UckfieldNews.com data set is constructed from information compiled by the Office for National Statistics.
Weekly death figures from the ONS provide provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales for which data are available.
These figures show the number of deaths involving coronavirus (Covid-19), based on any mention of Covid-19 on the death certificate.
Information is of deaths that occurred up to June 19 but were registered up to June 27.